4000 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 600. East Tower
Newport Beach, CA 92660

920 Glenneyre, Suite A
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Ph: (949) 376-9977     Fx: (949) 494-3448     Email: rodhatter@fran-law.com

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Rodney R. Hatter & Associates

    The offices of Rodney R. Hatter & Associates are in the city of Newport Beach in Orange County, California and are licensed to practice law in the State of California. Our Southern California business clients come from San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

FAQs on Franchising

  • What makes a good franchise?
  • Why are so many people interested in franchises?
  • Is there a difference between a "franchise" and a "license"?
  • What is the best franchise to buy?
  • What is required to start a franchise program?
  • How many outlets are required before starting a franchise program?
  • How much will it cost to start a franchise program?
  • Which is the most successful franchise in history?
  • Why did the states and federal government restrict franchising?
  • Which states have laws regulating the sale of franchises?
  • Do you have to file and be approved by each state?
  • Do you have to file and be approved by the Federal government?
  • Does a prospective franchisee need an attorney before buying a franchise?
  • What is the most important thing to consider in franchising?

Our Approach

  • Do you do legal work other than franchising?
  • Why do you specialize in franchising?
  • How do you bring them together?
  • Don’t long documents protect people better?
  • Don’t you want to be creative sometimes?
  • Is your first consultation free?
  • Do you accept contingent fee cases?

Attorney Bio

  • Rodney R. Hatter

Representative Clients

  • Representative Franchisor Clients:
    • 1-800-Radiator (Automotive Supplies)
    • Best Buy Mattress Centers (Retail Stores)
    • Boll Weevil, Inc. (Steakburger Restaurants)
    • Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc. (Carl's Jr. Restaurants)
    • CA$H PLUS, Inc. (Check Cashing)
    • Children's Orchard
    • Docktor Pet Centers (Pet Shops)
    • Ha'Penny Inns (Lodging)
    • Hudson's Grill of America, Inc. (Restaurants)
    • Juice Stop, Inc. (Juice Bars)
    • Juice Connection (Juice Bars)
    • La Petite Boulangerie, Inc. (Bakeries)
    • La Salsa Franchise, Inc. (Restaurants)
    • Little Sheep (Restaurants)
    • Management One (Property Management)
    • Masala Bowl (Restaurants)
    • Mongolian Hot Pots (Restaurants)
    • Oil Can Henry's (Quick Lube Centers)
    • One Stop Undercar, Inc. (Automotive Supplies)
    • Paintemonium, Inc. (Retail Clothing Stores)
    • Pasqua, Inc. (Gourmet Coffee Outlets)
    • Pat & Oscar's (Restaurants)
    • Pay N Play Racquetball, Inc. (Racquetball Centers)
    • Pick Up Stix, Inc. (Chinese Food Restaurants)
    • Pizza Hut, Inc. (Pizza Restaurants)
    • Realty World Brokers Network (Real Estate Brokerage)
    • Retail Recruiters International/Spectra (Recruiting)
    • Ruby's Franchise Systems, Inc. (Restaurants)
    • Shakey's Incorporated (Restaurants)
    • Sharky's (Restaurants)
    • Sizzler (Restaurants)
    • Sperry Van Ness, Inc. (Real Estate Investments)
    • Taco Bell Corp. and FRANMAC (Restaurants)
    • Taco Del Mar (Restaurants)
    • Tire Pros Francorp (Retail Tires)
    • USA Cafes, Inc. (Bonanza Restaurants)
    • WindoWear, Inc. (Window Covering Services)
    • WingStop
    • Z Pizza, Inc. (Pizza Outlets)

  • Franchisee Clients of the following Companies:
    • Baja Fresh
    • Burger King
    • Caring Concepts
    • Carl’s Jr. (And Star Franchise Association, Inc. (Carl'S Jr. Franchisees))
    • Coco’s
    • Del Taco
    • Denny’s
    • El Pollo Loco
    • Jack In The Box
    • Jamba Juice (Formerly Juice Club)
    • Jiffy Lube
    • Subway
    • Kenny Rogers Roasters
    • KFC (And KFC Southern California Franchise Association)
    • Sandella's
    • Sylvan Learning Centers
    • Taco Bell
    • Tony Roma’s
    • Wendy’s